I had laser vein surgery (ELAS) on 1 leg on a vein running. How long can I expect to feel pain?
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Post ablation discomfort.
Pain after vein ablation
Most people have only mild discomfort following a vein ablation, however, some people are more sensitive than others and may actually have more nerve fibers present in certain areas that other people. If that is the case for you, be patient, it will get better. Has your doctor done an ultrasound since your procedure to look for phlebitis (inflammation of the vein)? That can also cause pain. The treatment is essentially what you're already doing, advil and compression, with the addition of walking and using a heating pad to the area several times a day. Phlebitis generally resolves in 2-4 weeks.